Council alters speed limits

Most changes reduce speeds to 50 kilometres

Changes to the speed limits of traffic in 37 parts of Marlborough have been approved by the Marlborough District Council.
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Water park plan still on

Picton developer pushes ahead with plans to build a water park, and is calling for the district council to get behind him | Picton man wants $2m

Driver's sister speaks of anguish

The family of a man killed in a truck crash near Kaikoura endured a harrowing three days.

Brothers pass baton and bar

 Marlborough principals Brothers Hamish and Tim Thomas have sold their Blenheim bar to focus on their other business and family life.

Defence points to rape case flaws

Defence lawyer for man accused of raping child points to inconsistencies in woman's evidence.

Cartoons targeted 'bludgers', not race

Cartoons at centre of tribunal were not lampooning any one ethnicity, publishers say.

Shrinking population

Queue Marlborough District Council to carefully consider the consequences of a shrinking population.

Govt to allow more seasonal workers

Vineyard contractors have applauded a government move to bring in 1000 more workers.

Council may allow alcohol at park concerts

Study aims to help vineyards blitz pest


Buildings rich in history

Quake damage, tatty classrooms, leaking roofs. Marlborough Boys' College principal Wayne Hegarty says a new school building has to be built.

Battle tightens for final semis spot

Duncan Marfell Three of the four semifinalists in the MacDonald Cup interclub golf competition are all but confirmed, but the battle for the final position is expected to be tight.

Gymnast's hopes in doubt for games

Former Blenheim gymnast Anna Tempero has had surgery on an infected leg and is in a race against time to be ready for the Commonwealth Games.

Weekly golf notes

Top three march on after wins

Duncan Marfell

Top sides made to work

Last night's Marlborough premier netball action at Marlborough Lines Stadium saw several tight scorelines as teams prepare for the final full round of play.

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Author brings NZ history to life

Ron Crosby, Ron Crosby, one of six authors who will speak at the inaugural Marlborough Book Festival, answers questions from festival trustee Sonia O'Regan.

Roasts to relish

Selaks NZ Roast Day (Sunday, August 3) celebrates our favourite cook-up, and is an occasion to enjoy with family and friends.

For a change, try a lambic beer

Wines with a tale


Welcome to the club

The Blenheim Club provides a link to the past because its members are clever about adapting for the future, reports Sonia O'Regan .

Death and disdain

Ukraine train MH17 The international community is rightfully aghast at what is transpiring following the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in an apparent act of terrorism.

Dangerous complacency

Is the election a foregone conclusion?

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Letters to the editor


Our future in our hands

Small towns will die as their elderly populations dwindle, says the Royal Society's Our Futures report.

Moa now No. 4 NZ brewer

Moa Beer founder Josh Scott Marlborough-based craft brewer says it has doubled market share since taking sales in-house.

Plan for rivals to share terminal

Rivals KiwiRail and Bluebridge could be operating from the same ferry terminal in Picton.

Picton man wants $2m

Blue cod frustrations to be aired

Sophie Stammers, Renee Paterson and Emma Pilcher

Coffee becomes serious business

Coffee shops have become a popular place to do business for Marlburians.


Sports draws

Weekly sports draws around Marlborough from July 22.

Community calendar

A round-up of community events for the week ahead.

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Weekly arts diary

Art. Theatre, Workshops and Performances in Marlborough this week.

NEIGHBOURHOOD SUPPORT: John Veitch, right,  and  Andrew Groom keep in touch with their Condell Ave neighbours via email.

Community calendar

Things to see, do and enjoy in Marlborough

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